This is a discussion on Fish and Chinese Spinach Porridge within the Baby Food Recipe forum, part of the Introducing Solids & Feeding Your Fussy Toddlers category; Prepare a portion of plain rice porridge. While the porridge is cooking, prepare the fish and vegetables. Wash and pat ...
Prepare a portion of plain rice porridge.
While the porridge is cooking, prepare the fish and vegetables.
Wash and pat dry the fish fillet thoroughly and slice the fish finely.
Clean, wash and drain the Chinese spinach. Chop vegetables finely.
When the plain porridge is ready, add the chopped spinach and leave to cook for 5 mins.
Now stir in the fish fillet and leave to cook for another 2 mins. Stir the porridge well so that the fish is broken up.
Cool the porridge till it is lukewarm and feed the baby an amount suitable to the child's age and appetite.
For chicken/pork stock, it's better if you intro the meat to baby first coz baby may find the smell and taste of the stock made with the meat too strong. After baby has accepted the meat then you can start making stock with meat. For the first time when you intro meat, puree it with water rather than the water in which you cooked the meat in. This will help baby accept it better.
Anyway since she's accepted it, you can continue with what you've done.
giving those minced chicken good meh? i thought i heard from stonston that its not good?
i give my girl chicken/fish also simply mix into her porridge n she eats them all too.. i tried using meat stock n she finish the porridge too.. she not picky at this moment
Last edited by snowbear; 21-07-2009 at 07:35 PM.
cos crystal say she bought minced chicken from NTUC..
crsytal, i read from japanese recipe book for baby that you can freeze the chicken in parts first(portion for 1 meal) then bring out the frozen part n then grate it.. thats what i do so far..
Mine is about the same but instead of cooking it, I use double boil. I suppose it is easier because you dont't have to stir the porridge so often to prevent it from burning since you are only cooking a small portion.
If your blender is not a heavy duty food processor, blending meat will overheat it and spoil it.
The easiest way to mince meat is to just chop it up finely and use your knife to pound on it repeatly.
The light meat of both turkey and chicken, such as the breast, is considered higher in protein and lower in fat. The darker meat of chicken and turkey, such as thighs and legs, is higher in iron and higher in fat. It might be a good idea to offer your baby the darker meat of either turkey or chicken. The fat content makes this meat easy to puree into a relatively smooth texture; the higher iron makes this portion of the turkey and chicken an excellent choice.
I also buy the fillet coz it's very tender...
japanese recommend using chicken fillet. i wonder wats the difference between fillet n breast? so far i always buy fillet.
Hi Fisherman's friend,
Unfresh fish is gonna smell quite strongly so if your kid doesn't mind, it should be ok. But I really dislike unfresh fish one for the smell and two it flakes too easily. Maybe you can try cold storage? Their fish is slightly better. Some NTUCs also have wet market style fish counters. If you walk past those counters and there is no fishy smell, the fish is pretty fresh. You can also buy fish from those counters.
I try to go to the market on weekends and buy 1 week worth of fish from there and freeze it in portions.
Do you have anyone who can help you? I am not good at choosing fish and I rely on my dad to buy for me fr his regular fishmonger in the market. Previously, my gal complained a few times that the fish I buy smelt funny and dont't taste as nice as the ones grandpa bought.